Research projects

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  • De letters CCEP in donderrood tegen een Radboudrode achtergrond

    Between Biology and Ethics: The Concept of Drive in Schelling's Philosophy

    The focus of this research is Schelling's philosophy of nature in general, and the concept of drive in particular, as it develops from his early philosophy of nature and freedom up to 1809.

  • Heideggers hut

    Phenomenology and naturalism

    This PhD project concerns the concept of ‘naturalism’ and its meaning in the philosophical projects of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger.

  • Space

    Planet and Plot: Imagining Humanity in the Anthropocene

    Departing from a collection of novels dealing with climate change, this project investigates if and how literature can give a figure to being-human in the Anthropocene.

  • Nietzsche 1882 Cropped

    A World of Value.

    This dissertation explores the ways in which Nietzsche’s experimentalism has been received in secondary literature, and argues that it should have been received differently.

  • De letters CCEP in donderrood tegen een Radboudrode achtergrond

    Drive and Trauma in Freudian Metapsychology

    This project aims to offer a reading and analysis of Freuds Beyond the Pleasure Principle.

  • De letters CCEP in donderrood tegen een Radboudrode achtergrond

    Sites for Unlearning

    One the one hand, this project is a philosophical investigation into unlearning. And on the other hand, it is an action research project which attempts to set in motion a collective process of unlearning within a concrete educational setting.

  • Six lightbulbs against a dark background

    The Powers that Be

    This project focusses on the ontology of powers: what are powers? More about this project can be read here.

  • Life Kisner

    Between Biology and Ethics: The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy

    This project is a historical and systematic study of the concept of drive within classical German philosophy.

  • De letters CCEP in donderrood tegen een Radboudrode achtergrond

    Phenomenology of Testimony

    In this project, prof. dr. Gert-Jan van der Heiden aims to offer a more profound, ontological sense of testimony.

  • Image of a tiger-bird hybrid

    Animal Imagination in human and non-human animals: a phenomenological paradigm

    This project develops a new phenomenology of animal imagination and investigates the role human and non-human imaginations play in the development of the science of animals in need of re-foundation.

  • Rome

    When Rome Lost the Golden Age

    This project aims to investigate the attempted transition into modernity, endeavoured by several literary and academic circles in Rome at the end of the seventeenth century by re-examining the academic culture and its institutions in the city.

  • stapel boeken

    The added value of spiritual care in high schools

    This study sheds light on spiritual care options for high school students, based in part on meaningfulness aspects of well-being issues among these youth.

  • An A over four overlapping circles

    Avicenna Live (ALIVE)

    ALIVE explores a unique set of essential yet hitherto widely neglected source texts for the immediate context of Avicenna’s intellectual development and offers a new digital approach to the study of diverse and difficult textual corpora.

  • Abstract image of a pixelised head dispersing in the wind

    Sense of Self in Persons with a Dementia Syndrome

    NWO SGW Open Competitie M project about the sense of self in persons with dementia.

  • Faith

    Evangelical Protestants in the year 2020: Community, Identity and Belief

    This project aims to gain a better understanding of this particular group of more orthodox, devout believers.

  • MIND-Set

    “You don’t know what it’s like!” Exploring the epistemic role of Experts-by-Experience in mental health care

    This project proposal addresses challenges of expertise-by-experience in mental health care. It employs a philosophical approach, clarifies the issue, explores conceptual frameworks, and establishes a collaborative network.

  • Close up van het hoofd van een raaf

    Conscious Reflection vs Embodied Habits: Human Cognition from a Nonhuman Perspective

    How can we understand and describe the cognitive abilities of animals without 'anthropomorphizing' them? This project aims to develop a less human-centered perspective on the thoughts and abilities of animals.

  • Space for Grace

    Space for Grace

    In the Space for Grace program Catholic faith communities in Germany, Flanders and the Netherlands are supported in (innovative) projects that enhance the vitality of these communities.

  • logo vive la commune

    Vive la Commune! Communalism as a Democratic Repertoire

    This interdisciplinary research project seeks to approach ‘democracy’ as the subject of conflict and contestation and hypothesize that ‘The Commune’ may be regarded as the key signifier of a long-standing democratic repertoire in its own right.

  • On the Move: Transition towards Sustainable Mobility

    On the Move: Transition towards Sustainable Mobility

    The negative effects of spatial mobility (e.g. congestion, unsafety, fossil fuel use and land use), create a strong pressure to transition towards a more sustainable mobility system. This asks for trend-breaking change strategies.